Bed bugs found at Eugene Library

Eugene, Ore. – The downtown Eugene Library is dealing with unwanted guests –bed bugs. The tiny insects were discovered earlier this month by a library patron, who found them in a chair on the third floor. More bugs were discovered in chairs on the second floor, too. Staff quickly took action – removing the infested … Continue reading »

Allard Sentenced to 5 Years in Prison

EUGENE, Ore. — One of two well known brothers facing several sex crime charges was sentenced to five years in prison Thursday. Jody and Jacky Allard are each facing 20 counts of encouraging child sex abuse, after investigators say they found pornographic images on their computers in March. They fled the state and were arrested … Continue reading »

Sony Cancels Movie Premiere

CORVALLIS, Ore. — After a series of hacks and threats against Sony Pictures, the company has decided to pull its Christmas Day release of the movie, “The Interview.” The latest threat against Sony Pictures warns that any theater planning to show the movie could face a September 11th-like attack. Carmike Cinemas was the first to … Continue reading »

Residents React to Cuba Announcement

EUGENE, Ore. — A new era in relations between the United States and the community country of Cuba has begun. The move comes after both nations had an exchange of prisoners, including an American who had been held for five years. Local residents who have ties to Cuba say they think this move will help … Continue reading »

American Prisoner Released

WASHINGTON (CNN) — U.S. contractor Alan Gross, held by the Cuban government since 2009, was freed Wednesday as part of a landmark deal with Cuba that paves the way for a major overhaul in U.S. policy toward the island, senior administration officials tell CNN. President Obama is expected to announce Gross’ release at noon. Gross’ … Continue reading »

Lane County Board Regulates E-Cigarettes

EUGENE, Ore. — Lane County is tightening regulations on e-cigarette sales to keep them out of the hands of children. The Lane County Board of Commissioners heard testimony from dozens of community members Tuesday morning, urging them to take action quickly to regulate e-cigarettes and by a narrow margin, after hours of discussion, the board … Continue reading »

Veneta Residents React to Arrest

VENETA, Ore. — The tight-knit Veneta community is talking about the arrest of a woman, accused of being the driver in a hit-and-run. The suspect, Isabel McDaniel, is accused of hitting and killing Daniel Ortiz-Reynaga here on 54th and Main on Thursday night. His son, Julio Ortiz, was also hit and suffered minor injuries. Veneta … Continue reading »

Fatal Hit & Run Suspect Arraigned

EUGENE, Ore. — The Veneta woman accused of killing a man during a hit and run in Springfield appeared before a judge for the first time Monday. 30-year-old Isabel McDaniel was arraigned at the Lane County Jail to face several charges including criminally negligent homicide, fatal hit and run, and tampering with evidence. McDaniel is … Continue reading »

Fire Displaces South Eugene Residents

EUGENE, Ore. — Several Eugene residents don’t have a place to live Sunday night after an early morning fire destroyed their house in South Eugene.  Two firefighters were also hurt. The Eugene-Springfield Fire Department says it’s unsure how many people were living in the house on South Willamette Street when the fire broke out, but … Continue reading »

Local Duck Fans Celebrate Heisman Win

EUGENE, Ore. — On this side of the country, fans are excited the Ducks quarterback will be flying home with the Heisman, making University of Oregon history. The third time’s the charm—Mariota, the third Duck to be a Heisman finalist but the first ever to win. Local fans are feeling the excitement as well and … Continue reading »

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